Life is good, but life is short."Mike Beery graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison in the 80s with a degree in Fine Art. He turned to the world of advertising to make a living as an Art Director. In 1996 he began working with real-time 3D animation in his spare time, and his short films saw a great deal of success at the inaugural Machinima Film Festival Awards in 2002." - Notes from Bitfilm festival . ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Beery, Mike: Stomp, Quake II, id Software
A classic returns. One of the first machinima “hits” - before it was called machinima - is now available in a variety of video formats, as well as the original in-game version. Video versions are a mostly faithful conversion of the original, with only a few minor tweaks and fixes. Synopsis The war against the vicious Strogg was a tremendous victory for all of humankind. Despite the loss of thousands of brave soldiers — more due to bad planning than the commanders want to admit — a brave... Topics: Quake, id Software, Overman, Zarathustra Studios
Picture Shows Network presents 4 'mini shows' in one.1st Annual Machinima Festival Nominee for Best Picture (2002)1st Annual Machinima Festival Nominee for Best Technical Achievement (2002) Topics: Beery, Mike: Spineless, Quake II, id Software
"This shows that you may be big, but there is always something bigger." -- machinima.com. Winner of the 1st Annual Machinima Festival award for best sound (2002). This is the "small version." Topics: Berry, Mike, Quake II, id Software
A tribute to an abandoned, near-completed action film made in Reaction Quake 3. A simple revenge story of a vengeance-driven man assaulting the well-guarded house of the crime boss who betrayed him. The film was never fully shot, but feeling that it'd go to waste if never shown, this tribute to the film was made, to showcase the completed action scenes for those who wanted the film and those who made it to get a taste. A good variety of sniper, one-man-army, and one-on-one combat fills a good... Topics: EvilFutsin: A Tribute to Vengeance of the Wicked, Quake III Arena: Reaction Quake III, id Software
Noam Shers experimental film "The Search" is a minimalist exploration of non-photorealistic rendering, using the "NPR Quake" engine modification to give it its hand-drawn look. The piece is not narrative-oriented and was Shers first public attempt at machinima. It placed third in TechTV Israel's short film contest. Topics: Sher, Noam, Quake: NPR Mod, id Software, Quake, id Software, NPRQuake
byHess, Brian (wendigo); McCandlish, Mackey (Avatar)
The award winning comedy from Avatar and Wendigo. "WARNING: The following paragraph in no way describes the content of the movie you are about to see. Rather it is the introduction to the text file included in your download. You wouldn't want to spoil it anway. Trust us. These things always start off as "wouldn't it be cool..." phrases. In this case, it happened while we were watching some Quake movies one evening. After watching the Die Fette Faust demo, the Zerstorer preview,... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Quake, Wendigo, Avatar, id Software
A teaser trailer for EvilFutsin's never-completed Quake 3 Arena movie project but this time with a different mod - this time he uses "Western Quake3" to film his actors. Topics: EvilFutsin: The Final Gunfight -- Teaser, Quake III Arena, id Software
Noam Shers experimental film "The Search" is a minimalist exploration of non-photorealistic rendering, using the "NPR Quake" engine modification to give it its hand-drawn look. The piece is not narrative-oriented and was Shers first public attempt at machinima. It placed third in TechTV Israel's short film contest. Topics: Sher, Noam: The Search, Quake, id Software, NPRQuake
The Rangers' "Diary of a Camper" (1996) is considered the first complete work of machinima (then known as Quake movies). Here is a snippet from my (HEL) "High-Performance Play: The Making of Machinima," which covers the early history of this medium: "Arguably the most famous clan of all, the Rangers’ top-notch players contributed visibly to the technical community that grew around the game. They had participated in the first pre-release test of the Quake engine... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Quake, id Software, Rangers (Clan), United Rangers Films
A recam of a one-on-one deathmatch (Quake2) betweem Immortal and Rix at the CPL Extreme Annihilation tournament in 1999. This 20 minute contest was the finals match, to win the elimination tournament. 720x480 DivX video. Trailer available at http://z-studios.com Immortal was recognized as one of the most formidable competitive Quake2 opponents in the United States, his control of key regions and resources were complimented by his amazing aim. Could he solidify his reputation as one of the... Topics: Quake II, id Software, Overman, Zarathustra Studios, deathmatch, recams, CPL Extreme Annihilation...
The gamer known as Thresh made a name for himself in the mid nineties when he handily dominated a national tournament in id Software's Doom2, snatching the grand prize: the Ferrari of one of the game's creators, John Carmack. His domination carried over into the immensely popular follow-up game, Quake. For several months after the release of Quake2, Thresh never participated in a public match of the game, which bore striking differences to its predecessors. Many wondered if Thresh's domination... Topics: Deathmatch, Quake, Thresh, Recam, Rice, Phil, Zarathustra studios, Overman, id Software
A recam of a one-on-one deathmatch (Quake2) between Psychotron and JesusFreak at a LAN tournament in Alabama in December 1998. This contest was one of two finals matches, to win the elimination tournament. This is an actual live recording of a Quake match that took place between the two opponents, each playing from separate computers hooked into the same local area network (LAN). The first-person-perspective recordings were then recammed for a more cinematic look and feel. This is an edited... Topics: Quake II, id Software, Overman, Zarathustra Studios, Psychotron, JesusFreak, Fragfest II,...
A recam of a series of speed runs through the single-player missions of id Software's Quake2, in the mind-blowing time of 21 minutes, 6 seconds. This high-speed voyage through the single-player missions of Quake2 is loaded with exciting action, narrow escapes, and absolutely amazing maneuvers. The phrase "every trick in the book" could not be more apt. Speed-runners from around the globe contributed their best runs to bring together this journey through the game, from start to finish.... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Quake II, id Software, Overman, Zarathustra Studios, speed runs
Winner of 'Best Technical Achievement' at the Machinima Film Festival 2003, Fountainhead's lyrical short film chronicles the life of a flower in a gothic fairytale. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Fountainhead Entertainment: Kang, Katherine Anna, Quake III: Arena, Machinimation, id Software,...